Monday May 25th, 2015
Monday May 25th, 2015
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On APC and Buhari, no excuse for failure, change must be change

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Buhari and Tinubu

The North use the Yoruba to get what they want and then drop them when time comes. MKO; Awo, Obj, and now Tinubu.

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The many ways Jonathan baffled me — Na’abba

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Ghali-Na'abba

Erstwhile speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na`abba in this interview reviews the recent elections and how and why his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP faired poorly. He also advocates lessons for the victorious All Progressives Congress, APC to learn from the miseries of the PDP.

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APC should learn from PDP’s mistakes — Dorgu

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Dorgu

One of Bayelsa State’s most respected elder statesmen is Engineer Charles Dorgu. The former Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority was the pioneer State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and can thus effectively claim to be the one who initiated the successful participation of the state at the highest levels of Federal power for the last decade and a half.

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Niger Delta stands behind Jonathan even in defeat — Evah

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Comrade Evah

Comrade Joseph Evah is National Coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group and former National Secretary, Ijaw Monitoring Group. In this interview, he says the people of Niger Delta are proud of President Goodluck Jonathan inspite of his defeat at the March 28 presidential election.

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Muazu’s fall and the PDP jinx

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Jonathan and Muazu

THIS is not the best moment for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The party, which has been in power at the federal level since 1999, suffered a crushing defeat in the 2015 general elections.

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A Roadmap for Change: Here comes APC’s blueprint

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OFFICIAL PORTRAITS OF BUHARI, OSINBAJO

Though they had their manifesto with which they campaigned, they still needed to get the input of most Nigerians on the core social, economic and political issues bedeviling the country. And to get more insights on how to solve them, they gathered many talents and brainstormed for two days. Below is the fallout of the event organised by the Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja

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Kaduna: El Rufai sends signals as clash looms over N2.7billion SURE-P fund

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el-Rufai

Kaduna state governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i, a former Minister of the FCT, has always been associated with controversy and barely a week to his inauguration, sections of Kaduna residents are already basking in the euphoria of what they regard as a possible return to sanity and transparency in the business of governance. As May 29 approaches and for a state that is often described as difficult to govern, developments in Kaduna within the week may have given clear indications regarding how El-Rufa’i intends to conduct the affairs of the state.

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Mixed reactions as Otuoke plans grand reception for President Jonathan

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President Jonathan’s Otuoke Villa

It is not clear if President Goodluck Jonathan would eventually retire to the serene university town of Otuoke, his hometown on May 29, from the Aso Rock Villa, after his official disengagement as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces or once again return to the classroom, his first calling before veering into the murky waters of politics.

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Alleged N5bn bribe: INEC boss says his life is in danger

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Austin Okojie

Governor Godswill Akpabio is known to be generous. He is said to be very free with money. And, consequently, money never constitutes a stumbling block whenever he sets to achieve something. This has won him accolades with regard to many of his achievements in his state.

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Revealed: The pathetic incident that informed Uduaghan’s Maternal Care Policy

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Uduaghan’s Maternal Care Policy

WHEN asked what legacy he was leaving in healthcare, Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan didn’t mince words. “What I’ll like to be remembered for is that, as a result of my programmes and policies, no woman must die during childbirth. This particular feat is what I would like to be remembered for assuming posterity wants to talk about me,” he asserted.

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PDP: Unending intrigues

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Jonathan and Muazu

AFTER weeks of intrigues, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu on Wednesday finally bowed to pressure and resigned his position as chairman of the party

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Orji is leaving behind happier people in Abia — Ntoh Abia Finance Commissioner

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Ntoh-Abia

Abia State Commissioner for Finance, Dr Phillip Ntoh, in this interview, talks about what the outgoing government of Theodore Orji left behind for his successor and how the incoming Federal Government should treat Ndigbo

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With Buhari it’ll be business unusual — Soleye, ex Finance minister

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•Soleye: Buhari needs national stability to work

Dr. Onaolapo Soleye, served for twenty months as minister of finance in the federal cabinet constituted by Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari in his stint as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. A former lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Soleye, 82, in this interview gives a personal experience of his working relationship with Gen. Buhari affirming that change indeed is coming Nigeria’s way from next Friday

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With Buhari, God has visited Nigeria — Okafor, Rep-elect

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Chike-Okafor

Chike Okafor, a former Commissioner for Finance in Imo State says that people of questionable pedigree may not make Gen Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet list. He also spoke on other issues.

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PDP: Jonathan’s Chairmen

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Jonathan and Muazu

WITH the resignation of the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the curtain has fallen on the tenure of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu as the party’s leader.

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The Senate needs an incorruptible leader — Sen Lawan

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Ahmad-Lawan

Senator Ahmad Lawan, is one of the longest surviving federal legislators in the country having been in the National Assembly since the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1999. A onetime lecturer, Lawan was first elected to the House of Representatives from Yobe State in 1999, and in 2007, was elected senator to represent Yobe North Senatorial District. Having recently won re-election for the second time, he is one of the favourites in the hot race for the President of the Senate. He spoke in an interview with newsmen on his plans, politics and pathway.

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Senator Chukwumerije: The authentic comrade by David Mark

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Chukwumerije
Chukwumerije

It is difficult to express one’s innermost feelings on the passage unto glory of the enigma and nationalist per excellence, Senator (Comrade) Uche Chukwumerije. It is even harder to attempt to express an opinion in a single narrative. As much as one tries, there will always be something missing in the story line.

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NGF: Money reunites our govs again

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Gov Amechi

The country’s governors who had for the past two years been divided over their political allegiances, reunited last Monday. Just as before their quarrel, they have picked up a common cause in their agitation for more money from the common pool.

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Buhari has no excuse not to perform —Salami, LP chairman

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Abdulkadir Salami

Several years after the Labour Party was formed by Nigerian trade unions through their apex body, the Nigerian Labour Congress, to be a viable platform for political contest and good governance in the country, the party has not really made any appreciable impact on the polity. Indeed, the defection of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, the only state governor from its fold, the party’s fortunes appear to have worsened

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Speakership tussle: APC Reps ‘ll checkmate PDP’s antics — Oladele, Reps-elect

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Otunba Oladele

Otunba Bosun Oladele, a constitutional lawyer and a former commissioner for Information and Orientation in Oyo State won the election to represent the Irepo/Orelope/Olorunsogo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. Member Federal House of Representatives. He speaks on issues flowing from the last elections, expectations from the Muhammadu Buhari administration and the contentions for the office of speaker

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Buhari should step in now to stop zoning controversy — Grp Capt Latinwo (rtd)

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Latinwo

A FORMER military administrator of Kwara State during the Buhari/Idiagbon administration, Group Captain Saludeen Latinwo ,retd, in this interview states that it is imperative for the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari ,retd, to have his imprints on key issues affecting the party, particularly the zoning of political offices. Latinwo, also provided insight into how the Buhari administration was able to confront the socio-economic challenges that had held the country down between 1983 and 1985. He also spoke on other issues

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Kaduna: Doubts about Debts

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*Gov Yero of Kaduna State.

The dust from the decisive victory of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai over the incumbent governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukthar Yero in the recent governorship elections may have settled. But not so with the rumours about alleged debts to be left behind by the outgoing regime

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With Buhari, hard work ‘ll now pay — Cally Ikpe

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Cally Ikpe

VETERAN broadcaster and founder of Civil Empowerment and Rule of Law Support Initiative, Mr. Cally Ikpe in this interview says that despite the myriad of challenges awaiting the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, the incoming administration would be a people’s government. He also explained why he championed a suit challenging those against the usage of Smart Card Readers

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Attack from home: Jonathan’s troubles in Bayelsa

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President Goodluck Jonathan (L), being received by the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, on arrival at the Government House helipad, Yenagoa, for his daughter’s marriage ceremony.

The defection of all three legislators representing President Goodluck Jonathan, senator, member House of Representatives and state House of Assembly was a jolt from the blues

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Jonathan and his friends

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Nigeria's President Jonathan speaks during an interview with ThomsonReuters in New York

At the heart of the decision of the three Bayelsa legislators to defect from the PDP is the belief that they were not well covered by President Goodluck Jonathan in the local conflict with Governor Serikae Dickson. Such suggestions that the president is aloof to the troubles of his political associates is not new.

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Enugu: Taking stock ahead of Ugwuanyi

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Ugwuanyi

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Enugu State chapter had a free rein in the state between 1999 and now. The emergence of a different party in control in Abuja poses unseen challenges

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Senate Presidency: Permutations on numbers and groups

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The Senate

Not since 2007 has emotion over the leadership of the Senate been stoked as it is now. Then the men in combat were Senator David Mark and the then Senate greenhorn, Senator George Akume both of them being from the same geopolitical zone and the same political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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8th Assembly: I will partner Buhari as Speaker to enhance good governance-Hon Iriase

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House of Representatives

Hon Pally Iriase is a second timer in the House of Representatives, a former Secretary to Edo State Government, a former Deputy Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly and a two-term local government chairman. In this chat, he speaks on how he will assist President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to deliver dividends of democracy.

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It was obvious PDP will fall – Masari

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Bello Masari

Katsina State governor elect, Honorable Aminu MaSari, was the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Lack of internal democracy, he says, pushed him out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to join Congress of Progressives Change, CPC, founded by the now president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, but which later merged with two other parties to form All Progressives Change, APC. In this interview, he says the opposition, since 2003, had always won Katsina’s governorship election but always rigged out even as he says his administration will walk its talk.

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Kaduna: As governor Yero faces debt owed before he was born el-Rufai laments

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Malam Nasir el-Rufa'i and Mukhtar Ramalan Yero

Beginning from late last year when he indicated his interest to run for the governorship election, Kaduna state governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i, has consistently harped on what he describes as the level of indebtedness of the state government, to various financial institutions, from even across the shores of Nigeria. El-Rufa’i has often said that the development would likely constitute a problem for the next governor.

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Chuka Umunna: The man who wanted to be British Prime Minister

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Chuka Umunna

Ben Osi Umunna had just returned from England with what everybody accepted as a rich resume as far as sports is concerned.

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Rising star Umunna quits UK Labour leadership race

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Chuka Umunna

Rising political star Chuka Umunna abruptly withdrew Friday from the race to become the new leader of Britain’s defeated centre-left Labour opposition party, three days after announcing his intention to run.

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